Democratic Candidates Compassion Forum at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. Back-to-back interviews by faith leaders, moderated by Jon Meacham (editor of Newsweek) and CNN.
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from Democratic Candidates Compassion Forum, April 13, 2008 (number of quotes indicated):
- Barack Obama (13)
- Hillary Clinton (12)
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Barack Obama: We can find common ground between pro-choice and pro-life.
Barack Obama: Undecided on whether life begins at conception.
Barack Obama: Teach teens about abstinence and also about contraception.
Hillary Clinton: Make abortion rare by supporting adoption & foster care.
Hillary Clinton: Potential for life begins at conception, but donít intrude.
Hillary Clinton: Opposed Chinaís forced abortion & Romaniaís forced pregnancy.
Barack Obama: Evolution & science arenít incompatible with Christian faith.
Energy & Oil|
Hillary Clinton: Cap-and-trade as president; compact fluorescents at home.
Barack Obama: Genesis teaches stewardship of earth: sacrifice for future.
Families & Children|
Barack Obama: Teach both abstinence and contraception to teens.
Hillary Clinton: Boycott Olympic ceremony to pressure China on Tibet & Sudan.
Hillary Clinton: Commit to helping people abroad before committing troops.
Barack Obama: End-of-life self-medication ok; euthanasia by others not ok.
Barack Obama: Use whatever works with AIDS, including teaching abstinence.
Hillary Clinton: Donít legitimize end-of-life decision, but ok to help decide.
Hillary Clinton: Decrease generic drug costs for developing countries.
Barack Obama: No torture; no renditions; no operating out of fear.
Principles & Values|
Barack Obama: Religion is foundational; not clinging nor elitist.
Barack Obama: Rev. Jeremiah Wright helped bring me to Christianity.
Barack Obama: Exposure to Islam taught me that Muslims can partner with us.
Hillary Clinton: Faith sustains us in bitter times; faith isnít bitterness.
Hillary Clinton: I have always felt the presence of God in my life.
Hillary Clinton: Favorite Bible story: Purim story of Esther.
Welfare & Poverty|
Barack Obama: Cut poverty in half in 10 years, with faith-based help.
Hillary Clinton: In the face of suffering, God calls on us to respond.
The above quotations are from Democratic Candidates Compassion Forum at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. Back-to-back interviews by faith leaders, moderated by Jon Meacham (editor of Newsweek) and CNN..
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